Bloody Money Research Paper

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Bloody Money Shannon R. Heindl ETH/316 February 23, 2015 Professor Linda Emmele Bloody Money Bloody Money was first aired on November 20, 2006, by ABC News. In this broadcast, it shows how China is involved with selling prisoners’ kidneys. Not only do they sell the kidneys, but they also remove other body parts for experiments. China “prepares” the prisoners well in advance to ensure the safety of the body organs. (Ross, 2006). When looking to China for its views on the human life, it seems they put little or no value on it. There does not appear to be a moral responsibility of China. Upon researching China and what is punishable by death, according to Cornell University Law School (2014): Does the country have a mandatory death…show more content…
2. Doctors: Upon researching if China doctors had any oath to adhere to, I found the following: According to One-Stop (2015), Do Chinese doctors take the Hippocratic Oath? A rough, abridged translation of the oath is: “People entrust their health and lives to us. Hence, I vow to devote myself to medical science and to love my people and country. I vow to abide by medical ethics, to relieve people of the pain of illness, to improve their health and to honor the sanctity of the science. I vow to heal the sick and save the dying, regardless of difficulty, and to contribute all my life to China’s medical and pharmaceutical development and the health of all human beings.” (Do Chinese doctors take the Hippocratic Oath? para. 3) We need only to take into account the doctors responsibilities. While it would be nice if the doctors took into account the prisoners and the value of their lives, it does not appear that they have a moral responsibility to the prisoners; but rather to the patients lying in wait for the new…show more content…
W.R. Grace and Company and Nanfang Military Hospital: About W.R. Grace and Company and Nanfang Military Hospital, the only concern for them would be making money. Corporations as a whole do not look at moral responsibility as a part of their money making process. Therefore, the conclusion is assumed that there is no moral responsibility for them. 4. Patients and families paying funds and receiving kidneys: While a person could understand they are looking out for their self-interest, when it comes to moral responsibility, the concern for another human being and the reason for their execution should weigh heavy on their minds and in their hearts. As such, the patients and their families are failing their moral responsibility as they not concerning themselves with the act involved in how they received this kidney. When speaking of a stakeholder’s moral failings, all parties involved have failed in this aspect. All the interested parties in this matter chose to ignore their moral responsibilities to another human life. Instead, they chose either their greed or chose to ignore what was occurring so that they could receive that kidney. While the idea of death row prisoners willingly agreeing on giving their organs to those in need of the same, the fact that prisoners are found guilty of simple crimes, such as a minor theft of a piece of fruit is unjust and
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